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Queens Park

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Merle Finimore Avenue, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia
+61 7 3281 0555
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Lovely Park with animals and a Japanese Garden.. There is something for all ages. Ipswich a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mitch1945
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Ipswich, Australia
Queens park

Great place for a picnic, excellent coffee shop, Japanese garden or let the kids play on the park... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sharon G
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One of the oldest parks in Queensland, Queens Park boasts enormous, shady trees dotted around the picturesque green expanse on the hill at the eastern entrance to the city. A perfect place to spread out the picnic rug, fire up the barbie and spend a pleasant few hours. If you're not such a BYO person, the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café offers everything for the hungry park-goer, including a special Kids' Menu. Next door to the Café, is the Environmental Education Centre with some fun interactive displays. Queens Park's playground was inspired by Ipswich's coal mining history, with an impressive design incorporating a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride, and water pumps. And if that's not enough, there are two more amazing, free attractions - the Japanese-themed Nerima Gardens, and the Ipswich Nature Centre which has been delighting visitors since 1936. Enter the Ipswich Nature Centre through the historical rotunda and be charmed by wallabies contentedly nibbling or dozing, and other native animals such as wombats, emus, bilbies and water birds in their authentic habitats. Then there's the barn where the younger ones won't be able to resist farm animals such as pigs, calves, guinea pigs and lambs. Nerima Gardens was designed in consultation with Ipswich's sister city in Japan. A model traditional Japanese tea house, constant sound of flowing water, winding paths and charming gardens make this a tranquil and calming space. A unique factor is that Australian native plants have been used, with some being indigenous to Ipswich.
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Merle Finimore Avenue, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely Park with animals and a Japanese Garden.. There is something for all ages. Ipswich a lovely City with many attractions. Queens Park is a very friendly attraction. If you are reasonably fit, is within walking distance of the Ipswich Railway Station Carols in the...More

Thank Mitch1945
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place for a picnic, excellent coffee shop, Japanese garden or let the kids play on the park or walk around the animal sanctuary

Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our grandson here merely for the fact it was free as opposed to the high prices of other places. It is a great spot with animals fenced off to see. The japanes gardens and park is a great spot too. Highly recommend this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you live in the Ipswich area and haven’t been to queens park for a while thEn make sure you take the whole family for a nice picnic or even a jog around the parks.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have only been in the area for a day and I am constantly being surprised with what Ipswich has to offer. This immaculately maintained park has a wonderful play area for the young kids, barbeques for family parties and plenty of open grass if...More

Thank Matt J
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We went for the first time with two of the grandkids - they absolutely loved the wildlife area, and none of us could believe it was free! Then we tried out the restaurant, also very good and great service - the menu was huge, so...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Queens Park, while not a very large park by municipal standards, has everything to provide a nice day out for all the family. It has a nice cafe, a well kept Japanese Gardens, animal park, kids adventure playground and a bowls club.

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing place to spend the day with your kids. (If you dont have children this park is so large that you can easily find a beautiful quiet spot also). The massive landscaped park has everything from bbqs to creative and fun things...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Queens Park has so many aspects. All of the areas provide peace and quiet. The Japenses Gardens are beautiful. There is also a native animal the zoo, croquet, lawn bowls, picnic areas, play area for the kids.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Very nice park, well kept and with a little bit of everything for everyone. Decided to have our wedding at the bush chapel since we liked it so much. Well worth a visit

Thank Gavin M
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Julie S
24 September 2017|
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Response from Charles N | Reviewed this property |
You need to get train to Ipswich and Uber or Taxi to park.
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Meli1989x
5 October 2015|
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Response from DiscoverIpswich | Property representative |
Hi Meli1989x, you are permitted to bring dogs into the general park area (including the playground) if the dog remains on a leash at all times and that your dog's droppings are collected and disposed of. Dogs are NOT... More
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janetbennis
7 September 2015|
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Response from DiscoverIpswich | Property representative |
Hi janetbennis, Queens Park is open today, but the Ipswich Nature Centre and Nerima Gardens, which are within the Park, are closed on Mondays. The main park area, including the playground, and the Queens Park Cafe are open... More
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